<<February 25, 2000>>

Alexandre Rivas <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Shin Takuma <st245@columbia.edu>

Raj Gururaja <raj_gururaja@agilent.com>

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>

Dear Alex:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) It is amazing to know that the TV Amazonas is now on digital -- US TV
stations promised it a few years ago, but have not done yet. Japanese
commercial TV will also do it later of this year, if I recall a
newspaper article correctly.

(3) Dr. Shin Takuma said to me that he will do his demo at your workshop.
He also wants to present his new nurse training CD-ROM courseware.

If you have any questions on his telemedicine demo, pls feel free to ask

The key is to hook the monitor signal of HP-5500 echocardiograph machine
with the PictureTel so that the image of the monitor can be sent through
the PictureTel to the videoconferencing bridge to which many other
participants (including Dr. Takuma's Presbyterian Hospital in New York)
will access.

(4) 50 inch TV monitor is to show video of PictureTel which you receive from
Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

This is same as we received video from Yale University/Norwalk
Hospital during our telemedicine demo at the Tampere event.

During the demo by Norwalk Hospital people, we accessed their web and
the computer screen was projected to a large screen. We need a
projector for this purpose at TV Amazonas.

(5) I am very happy to have the full cooperation of UNAMAZ.

Dear Raj:

(6) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT II).

As you see in ATTACHMENT I, Alex's people are already talking with your
Agilent Technologies people in Brazil.

I look forward to hearing from your people about the possibility of
using your videoconferencing bridge.

Dear Jose:

(7) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT III).

As soon as I hear from Agilent people about the bridge, I will let you
know so that you can participate from Costa Rica.

Although your side has 384 Kbps ISDN line, Manaus has 256 Kbps. You
have to match with Manaus' speed. Pls check on this.

Best, Tak

From: "Alex Rivas" <alex_mau@argo.com.br>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Workshop Manaus
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 23:32:55 -0800

Dr. Utsumi,

Below follows my answers in << >> to your recent e-mails.


I want you to keep this in your mind when we do our demonstrations at TV
Amazona in Manaus and if they will broadcast it through Internet as they did
during our GLH in October, 1998.

<<It will be interesting again. Now, TV Amazonas is digital but it will
be necessary to coordinate at least 3 group of people: the TV,
PictureTel, Agilent Technologies - HP and computer people.>>

(4) I will decide one more telemedicine person soon and let you know.

<<Let me know at your earliest convenience. Agilient Technologies (HP)
needs to know some technical details that I need to ask to the person
who will be here for the demo. In this mean time, I am going to ask Dr.
Shin Takuma. HP needs this info to start the echocardiogram import

(6) I am very happy that we can use a room in Amazonsat TV. Pls make sure
to have an ISDN line at 256 Kbps (or preferably 384 Kbps), and a
PictureTel unit. We would also need a PC (or Mac) to access a web --
preferably at 256 Kbps.

<<From the studio we are going to have almost everything we need. I am
still in conversation with the pictureTel people to see how it is going
to work. But as you know, I do need to orientation from the person who
is going to make the demo.>>

Can they have a 50 inch TV screen for the former demo, and a projector
for the latter?

<<I did not understand what you mean.>>

<<(1) - Last week I attended a UNAMAZ meeting in Belem. It was decided
that this project is the main project of that institution. There still
are some details pending but I belive that things are going to work out

(2) - As a result of that decison, the workshop title and conference
place have changed.
I am working on a website in my personal page to host the event's
program. As soon as I have it, I'll let you to know.>>

<<February 25, 2000>> Removed the rest by T. Utsumi,

From: raj_gururaja@agilent.com
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 16:08:00 +0800
Subject: Re: Respectfully requesting your "in-kind" service
TO: utsumi@friends-partners.org
CC: raj_gururaja@agilent.com

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

Thank you very much for your note. I was very happy to watch through
the websites the successful GLOSAS program you had at Tempere in
August 99, and now you are off to another great event in Amazonas in Brazil.

There have been several changes in my life. First of all, I am sure
you are aware of the strategic realignment announced by Hewlett
Packard in 1999, in which HP created a new company named Agilent
Technologies. The new company is made up of original HP's businesses
in Healthcare Solutions, Test and Measurement, Semiconductor Products,
and Analytical Devices. Under its original name, Hewlett Packard
retains the businesses in computers and printers.

Agilent Technologies offered an IPO in November under the symbol A,
and we have been extremely successful in the stock market. So now I
work for Agilent Technologies and also relocated to Hong Kong for a
two year assignment in marketing and sales. My new e-mail address is
raj_gururaja@agilent.com. However, I can still receive the messages
sent to my HP address.

Now coming to your telemedicine event in Manaus, Brazil, I am very
much interested in Agilent Technologies participate in it. So I have
sent messages to our management in the US and in Latin America. I
should here from them in the next couple of days and will get back to
you soon after I hear from them.

Thank you again for your note.

Sincerely yours,

Raj Gururaja

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 13:20:51 -0500
From: Jose Brenes <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>
To: utsumi@friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: Revised schedule of mini-workshop in Manila

Dear Tak

Thanks a lot for the information

As one of the Central American people involved with GLobal University, I
am very pleased to see that Amazonian region is moving ahead.

I have also detected that you plan to use PictureTel at 384 kbps

We have such a system, and may get some people interested in participating
in the demo. It may also help start the Central American part.

If you need some people on this part of the world to be hooked at that
demo, please let me know how I can help


Jose Brenes

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Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
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University of Amazonas - Brazil
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Shin Takuma, M.D.
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Cardiology Division
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Medicine
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Columbia University
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Raj Gururaja
Agilent Technologies

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Escuela de Fisica
Universidad de Costa Rica
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